UPDATE July 26, 2017
Vancouver Police are requesting the public;s assistance to find a missing man who has not been seen in over a week.
Twenty-nine-year-old Joel Arkinson has not been heard from since June 1st, 2017, and his lack of contact with friends and family is out of character and cause for concern.
Mr. Arkinson is white, 6’5″ tall, and weighs approximately 225 pounds. He usually wears glasses and often has a heavy beard. He is believed to be carrying a large backpack.
He told his family that he intended to go camping in a tent. However, these plans were not confirmed and his destination is not known.
Anyone with information on Joel Arkinson’s whereabouts, or who can confirm that he is safe, is asked to contact the Vancouver Police.